Oesophagus Cancer in South Africa

Oesophagus Cancer in South Africa
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 3,992 (0.80%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 10.53
  • Cause of death world rank: 15.
  • Oesophagus Cancer, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 3,992 deaths in South Africa. That’s about 1 of every 125 deaths in South Africa.
  • About 11 people die of Oesophagus Cancer each day, an average of 1 death every 3 hours.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 54,841,552 25
Sex ratio m / f 0.98 106
Population 0-14 28.3% 78
Population 15-64 66.1% 80
Population 65 + 5.7% 106

Oesophagus Cancer


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Malawi Malawi 25.16
2 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 19.73
3 Kenya Kenya 18.94
4 Uganda Uganda 18.49
5 Mongolia Mongolia 18.45
6 Lesotho Lesotho 15.75
7 Burundi Burundi 14.05
8 Rwanda Rwanda 12.63
9 Tajikistan Tajikistan 12.13
10 China China 11.72
11 Bangladesh Bangladesh 11.48
12 Somalia Somalia 10.98
13 Comoros Comoros 10.87
14 Afghanistan Afghanistan 10.76
15 South Africa South Africa 10.53
16 South Sudan South Sudan 10.46
17 Tanzania Tanzania 10.05
18 Mozambique Mozambique 9.47
19 Iran Iran 9.32
20 Zambia Zambia 8.86
21 Madagascar Madagascar 8.79
22 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8.26
23 Botswana Botswana 8.08
24 Togo Togo 7.65
25 Myanmar Myanmar 7.60
26 United Kingdom United Kingdom 7.17
Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.